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to take a look at this. let's take a look at george bush. you're talking about. here is george bush talking about this from the golf course the other day about this whole thing about whether we go to war or not, take an act of war against assad in syrah. >> the president has a tough choice to make. and if he decides to use our military, the greatest military ever backing him up. i was not a fan of mr. assad. leallele he is an ally of iran and has made mischief. >> that was the common sense george bush i liked years ago. i wish he we had that years ago. we don't like the guy. he has bad friends. >> he is trying not to get in obama's way and not to play a role in this. i was funny was elite level trolling by donald rumsfeld. he said the president hasn't made the case for war, which just set off people on the left, right and center all over the place. when you have donald rumsfeld questioning your intelligence and your case for going to war in the middle east, i mean, i think that's trolling on a level. >> they all belong where they are with the american enterprise institute. thank you
, during this presiden presidency. during the last presidency in 2004, when george w. bush was running for re-election, you might remember that one of the ways the republicans tried to kind of game the system for that election, particularly in states where they thought things were going to be close, was they made sure in those states republicans pushed ballot measures for that fall's election that were anti-gay rights. they calculated that anti-gay marriage sentiment was so strong that it would drive conservative voters to the polls in really high numbers and while those conservative voters were there at the polls to vote against the gay, those voters, of course, could also be reliably counted on to vote for george w. bush as well. there were 11 anti-gay ballot measures sharing the ballot with george w. bush that year in 1 1 states and the anti-gay side won in every single one of those states. george w. bush won as well in 9 of those 11 states and, of course, he won the presidency. in that election and for years before and after, every single time that marriage rights for same-sex coup
irony if president obama looks a little like george bush by engaging in a limited military strike in syria. therefore drawing united states deeper into another middle east conflict. >> irony, indeed. the white house indicated it may not wait for the united nations weapons inspectors to return from syria to present findings, emphasizing they will not be swayed by the u.n.. with other allies now saying they will not join any strike, and the united nations security council said to me in a few days -- set to meet in a few days, if washington goes soon it could find itself acting alone. >> the briefing just broke up. has the white house got the backing he needs here at home, if not abroad? like that is a question that will be answered in the coming hours. what we do know is smooth the evidence they presented, they actually said that bashar al- assad's brother may have been involved in the chemical weapons attack alleged on eastern damascus. they said they have intercepted some sort of calls and such removal in before the attack as well. this has not swayed some members of congress, key
in america voted for president obama, they thought finally george bush is leaving, no more bush, no more unilateral wars but what is president obama doing? exactly what president bush did. >> the u.n. inspectors left a hotel in damascus on friday apparently heading for inspection sites. they plan to leave syria on saturday morning shortening their stay. a resident of damascus says people are stocking up on food and moving away from military facilities out of concerns of possible military attacks. >>> a u.s. television network says the united states has proof that top syrian military officials discussed last week's chemical weapons attack after it reportedly took place. cnn says they intercepted telephone conversations form the basis for the u.s. conclusion that the syrian government was behind the attack. cnn quotes u.s. officials as saying the conversations show discussing the chemical attack in detail. they also said officers said it would be wise to refrain from launching more chemical attacks in the future because of the attention it was drawing. u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel sa
be this strike can the way george bush ran foreign policy for this country for eight years. here he is this morning on the golf course talking about war with syria. >> the president's got a tough choice to make. if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever backing him up. >> right. >> what has syria been like for the u.s. in the eight years that you bed? >> i was not a fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran and he's made mischief. >> what would a strike in the middle east be without bush talking about it? it just wouldn't seem the same, would it? bush is giving president obama a backhanded pass. in other words, he's saying i don't have any problem if you hit this guy who had some mischief. i didn't get along with him. bush is no authority on what course this country should take when it comes to middle east matters. he was wrong before. and he's wrong right now. when it comes to world credibility, president obama, well, he's trying to mop up the bush years and the bush legacy. they don't know if they can count on us or not. the result? nations like great b
familiar? some say it sounds like a decade ago when he heard george w. bush make his case for war in iraq. the similarities are just a few. take a listen. >> the iraqi regime is a serious and growing threat to peace. on the commands of a dictator, the regime is armed with bilogical and chemical weapons. it possesses ballistic missiles and promotes international terror and seeks nuclear weapons. >> my next guest says there are far more differences between president bush's action in iraq ten years ago and president obama's desire to act in syria. jane newton small is time magazine's correspondent. good to see you as always. we should let our audience know setting up those similarities, that's the first line from your article. tell us why you think they're not similar. >> well, first of all, the object of the action and that regime change. about ten years ago george w. bush really wanted to topple hussein. barack obama does not want to topple assad because they're very worried if they do there will be a vacuum of power in syria and it will become a failed state and al qaeda could take over.
an answer to. >> george bush is weighing in. he admits this is a tough choice for president obama but he also adds he's been no fan of the syrian president assad. >> i can comment about this. the president's got a tough choice to make. if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever. backing him up. >> what has syria been like for the u.s. in the eight years you served? the feeling they had in supporting the insurgency, there was no doubt about that, am i correct? >> i was not fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran. he's made mischief. >> made mischief and for a long time he felt toward america. >> and the president will have to make a tough decision. >> what about the rest of the world saying we're not too sure. we're going to wait for the u.n. you've been through that before. >> the president has to make a tough call. i know you're trying to rope me into the issues of the day. i refuse to be roped in. >> assad making mischief. another former president weighing in. jimmy carter says the u.s. should not take unilateral action against syria. in statement former pr
will proceed on that basis. >> that this hurt britains relationship with america. >> one thing george w. bush used to say about tony blare is once tony blare gave his word we are followed through with it. quite clearly, president obama and david cameron have had a number of talks and from a white house perspective, cameron will be proven to be not able to deliver. >> the specials relationship was forged in the second word war. there have been ups and downs. some got on bet than others, but it has endured through the decades. although it's a friendship the british, the junior partners always probably cared about more than the americans. >> the british parliament has who you mill 80ed david cameron, but there are ministers in his government will worry that it has somehow diminished britain's place in the world and helped make it a less important international player. >> i spoke to one of the conservative rebels, an m.p. who voted against british military involvement in syria. >> britain is still an economic power, but our state is relative to other countries around the world sadly diminishing a
president george w. bush weighed in on the president ace options in syria. let's take a listen to what he said. >> the president has got a tough choice to make. if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever backing him up. i was not a fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran and he's made mischief. >> oh, e.j. mr. assad has made mischief according to former president george w. bush. >> i don't agree with him much but i'm not a fan of mr. assad. everybody agrees this is a brutal regime. has been going back to the time of his father. of course, the question is what do we do about it? the question has always been asked. there are a lot of brutal regimes in the world. when do we choose to act? when we talk about expecting what john kerry is going to say, if indeed we're acting, i expect him to go back to that very morally rooted language he used a couple of days ago saying we've got no choice but to act when they use chemical weapons. but that still won't explain what the strategy is and i hope the rest of his statement is involved in explaining what we're going to do
drunk. in my view, many people in this country, and i fear also your own, tony blare, helped george bush to drive drunk and if it was up to me, i was was in both iraq wars a disastrous invasion of iraq. the problem with this is what is your end point. outrage at the atrocious behavior of the asaad rah jet stream. outrage is not a strategy. >> and there you go. one reason why members of parliament today seeing no end in site to this. now some poll numbers to keep in mind. 2-1 against military action in syria. and here at home the most recent poll taken the week of the chemical attack that was last week, shows that only 25% of americans would support military strikes. >> that's a pretty significant number. on the subject of popular support, there is reason for president obama to tread cautiously here as well. joining us from seattle, is the washington state congressman, he is one of 21 democratic representatives who have asked mr. obama to get congressional approval if he does decide to go forward. congressman, i want to ask you about that motion of popular support, and whether it is there
. >> and there were some statements released. although i have to say, karen, probably the best one was george w. bush saying our country has come a long way since then, yet our journey of justice is not complete. just to the east of the lincoln memorial where he will speak, there on the national mall, our president, whose story reflects the promise of america will help us more the man who inspired millions to redeem that promise. george w. bush said that. >> he understood statesmanship. what was happening yesterday was an american moment. not a democratic or a republican moment. it was a very important moment in the history of this country to mark it. we know a lot of people who had been there in 1963 will never be there again. what a historic moment to see the people together celebrating progress and looking to the future, and to say, essentially by not showing up, it is not that important, as a moment in american history. >> well, i think they will have a harder time making the sale. karen finney and jonathan capehart, thank you for joining us. >>> coming up, what the fbi thought of the march on wa
that was invited had a scheduling conflict except former president george w. bush. the former president is recovering from a procedure to clear a blocked artery. so organizers invited his brother, former governor jeb bush, who also then declined. house speaker john boehner couldn't attend because he is on a 35-day bus tour for incumbent members. house republican majority member eric cantor declined because he was in north dakota touring agriculture businesses. john mccain also declined because he had public events in arizona. michael steele, the first black republican lieutenant governor of maryland and a national committee chair assessed the situation in the pages of "the washington post." he said it is part of a continuing narrative that the party finds itself in with these big deals from the minorities around the country and how they receive our response to them. in other words, you can't make the sale if you don't show up. joining me now, karen finney, and jonathan capehart. i would say it is a magical moment on the mall, in some ways, disheartening, no leadership from the republica
to this conversation. this morning, former president george w. bush was asked on fox news about the decision president obama faces. he wouldn't weigh in directly but says the u.s. can't ignore what's going on in other parts of the world. >> as time passes, people forget the lessons of september 11. one of the key lessons is the human condition elsewhere matters to the security of the united states. >> as all of this is going on, the civil war continues in syria. this morning, measuwe're gettin details about a new attack. this video may be disturbing. syrian activists say this a tack took place on monday. they say a government plane attacked a school with a substance-like napalm. the images show no blood, just burns over 50, sometimes 80% of student's bodies. rebels say ten people were killed and dozens more were injured. with me now, rhode island democratic senator jack reed. he has also served as an army ranger. thank you for taking the time. i want to start with the news from britain yesterday. and the rejection of preliminary vote on support for a strike. how big a deal is this as it comes to -- or
, making the world a little more progressive. >>> from george w. bush's mountain bike to the very important tim scott, here are today's "top lines." there's poison in the well. >> the well of public opinion was well and truly poisoned by the iraq episode. >> i wish i was a teenager so i could be out on my mountain bike today. >> we need to understand the public skepticism. >> it's not trite. do you look fantastic. >> where did you get this jacket? >> from the network. >> i know you're trying to subtly rope me into the issues of the day. i refuse to be roped in. >> not getting drawn into a long conflict. >> putting our military into harm's way is a tough decision the president will make. >> there are some who feel like the conditions are such that they can attack us there. my answer is bring them on. >> kind of an enjoyable switch for obama. now sec start a war that are the next president will be stuck with. >> the speech the president gave today is it an example of why there's no credibility to his right wing critics. >> i can't imagine what they're thinking. >> he is a moderate. is he a pr
of the -- you could -- does the ghost of tony blair and george w. bush and saddam hussein hung heavily over parliament? >> absolutely. in all the -- not just skepticism, almost cynicism about the what the government says about the intelligence was the back drop. it's larger than that. i think something has been going on for years, if not decades in europe, gradual weakening of commitment to defense, preoccupation of -- >> what do you make of o-- ow hm france saying we need a political solution. i would love france to come forward with this magic political solution. this is like richard nixon's secret plan to end vietnam in 1968. there's not one. >> exactly. there's not going to be a political solution to syria. syria sill in the relatively early phases over a prolonged civil war. what's interesting about britain, a country that distanced itself from europe over economic issues and now distancing itself from the united states over strategic issues. this is small britain, small europe. we've ended the era -- >> why is that? how does europe find itself in a position or britain where it's separ
, by george h.w. bush, by the clinton administration. they almost never work and they're almost always counterproductive. you wind up rattling the cage of what's already an angry animal, and you wind up with more terrorism and more action on the ground. the other point that fouad made that's very important is that bashar al assad probably feels he's in patrol of the situation. i don't think we can dismiss the possibility that he carried out these attacks because of the american warnings, knowing the response would be limited and by his terms the american image would be one of inadequacy. >> you look at that vote in england and the way everybody is looking at syria, it's impossible to escape the specter of iraq. everybody seems to be looking at this through the lens of iraq. >> you're exactly right. the shadow of iraq hangs over this. but everybody has overused iraq. i'll give you one precedent which barack obama would opt for, and in a way it would see us to a proper conclusion, a good conclusion. look at kosovo in 1999. it was waged by a dove. bill clinton has never been viewed as a w
on fox george w. bush spoke for the first time about this. let's watch. >> president has a tough choice to make. if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever backing him up. i was not a fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran and he's made mischief. >> so george w. bush. so that certainly is those decisions from ten years ago are overshadowing the debate and the american public opinion on this as well. steve clemons thanks so much and chris as well. in speaking out today about the crisis in syria this morning, former president bush gave an update on his health. earlier this month, of course, he underwent surgery to address a blockage in his heart. it was discovered during a routine physical. bush 43 known for active lifestyle is recovering and feeling good but not yet back on that mountain bike. >> i had a stent placed into my l.a.d. artery and i'm feeling pretty good. >> right. >> i wish i was a teenager so i could be out on my mountain bike today. but i'm slowly, slowly recovering. i thought i would be healthy forever. aging got me. hi, i'm karissa. hi, i'm
. >> thank you, jim. in a rare interview this morning, former president george w. bush talked about the enormity of the situation currently going on at the white house. as the president weighs whether to take military action in syria. >> the president's got a tough choice to make. if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever backing him up. putting our military into harm's way is the toughest decision a president will make. >> here to give us insight into that difficult decision is the former u.s. ambassador to morocco and former middle east adviser mark ginsburg. what i want to talk to you about is the careful line administrations have to tow when dealing with whether or not it's a declaration or war or just military action. we've seen several examples in the recent past including the 1983 invasion of grenada, the bombing of libya in 1986, invasion of panama in '98, et cetera. i think it's important for our viewers to really understand the best way to describe in the clearest sense the difference between using military force and a declaration of war. >>
panel, democratic strategist and former clinton white house senior adviser. former george w. bush aide and a republican pollster. sara, i want to start with today. john kerry's best speech today may turn out to be historic speech. hillary clinton never made a speech like that as secretary of state ever. they let kerry do it and he delivered. now president obama did not have a formal speech but his remarks really sounded to me like he was pulling back from what kerry did. and i don't know that the american people may be confused. what's your take. >> i think the whole world is confused by what this president is saying and how he's saying. he's the reluctant president on this issue. and when you look at what's going on in syria, and the mess that it is, and mess in some regards by the president's own making. you know, let's remember this isn't the first time assad has used chemical weapons against his people. the president put a bright red line in the sand and then allowed assad to use chemical weapons again a second time. >> right. so, americans don't seem to want to do this, although i
food and snacks. >>> to politics now. former president george w. bush addressed his recent health and surgery a short time ago. take a listen. >> i had a stent placed into my ladr artery and i'm feeling pretty good. i wish i was a teenager so i could be out on my mountain bike today, but i'm slowly, slowly recovering. >> san diego mayor will step down today following numerous allegations of sexual harassment. a special election for his replacement is set for september 19th. >>> the justice department announced it will not challenge laws that legalize marijuana in washington and colorado. the policy could encourage other states to consider similar laws. for the first time california firefighters are using a drone to help fight the rim fire. drones are also being put to use in other creative ways. look at this music video by phoenix. intermediate with, yep, they used a drone. ♪ (announcer) scottrade knows our clients trade and invest their own way. with scottrade's smart text, i can quickly understand my charts, and spend more time trading. their quick trade bar lets my account fo
in a terrible position. >> we heard from george w. bush, he was on fox. he said this, listen to his care fiscal cli carefully constructed words. >> the president has a tough choice to make. if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever backing him up. i was not a fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran and he's made mischief. the president has to make a tough call, brian pip kn. i know you're trying to subtley trying to republic me into the issues of the day. i refuse to be roped in. >> in contrast, jimmy carter through the jimmy carter center in atlanta issued a statement saying "a punitive military response without a u.n. security council mandate or broad support from nato and the arab league would be illegal under international law and unlikely to alter the course of the war." two different presidents -- >> do you think president obama is sending him a thank you note? >> he's sending bush a thank you note, not jimmy carter necessarily. >> bush does what he always does, which is -- >> he's been very consistent, says nothing. >> stays out of it. i didn't like mr. assa
george h.w bush. in an interview aspen said what we're doing is sending a message against the people who are responsible for planning this operation. if anybody asks the same people to do it again they will remember this message. and experts say this isn't about sending the message to syria at all but to another american enemy next door. >> it's really about the president's credibility when dealing with other countries specifically iran. he has told iran that up a options are on the table including military options to prevent them from gaining nuclear weapon. if he let's it go in syria his deterrent threat in iran is weakened. >> british lawmakers have dealt a major blow to the boom administration by voting against military intervention in syria. simon mcgregor wood has that from london. >> order! >> reporter: bearing bad news. >> the ayes to the right, 272, the nos to the left, 285. >> reporter: his motion asking for support for military action in syria defeated by 13 votes. not a big number but it was a very significant political loss. as the dust settled there was admission of defeat
to assassinate george hw bush. in an interview with the washington post aspen said. request experts say this isn't about sending a message to syria at all. but to another american enemy right next door. specifically iran. he has told iran that all options are on the table. to prevent them from gaining a nuclear weapon. if he lets it go, the threat in iran is weakened. >> john, and the question that experts kept raising with me today, over and over again, is why. why would asaad use chemical weapons now, especially when the president has repeated that this is a red line that cannot be crossed? >> in washington, d.c., tonight paul, thank you and as we mentioned the big news from europe tonight, british lawmakers said no to military intervention, and are backing the u.s. if the white house decides to strike. simon mcgregor has more from london. order. >> to the speaker of the british house of commons. bad news for david cameron and his coalition. >> the ayes to the right. the no's to the left, 285. >> his motion asking for support the the principle note reaction, defeated by 13 votes. not a big num
in the george bush white house. he's taking your comments and questions as we discuss syria this morning. jerry is up next from cookville, tennessee. jerry good morning. caller: good morning. the president is talking about the shot in the bow. i find it frightening when it comes to this president and foreign policy. it was a game of chess, i believe it would be a check mate game against this president. he's done nothing but absolute disaster. look at north africa. look at that. some democrats are calling it a success his foreign policy. it's frightening what's happening. i don't see anything that's any good. just think, if he happen to won the nobel peace prize, how bad things really might be. host: we'll go to democratic line, dave is waiting from washington d.c. good morning. caller: peter. the reason that the u.k. not to proceed is because there was a lack of conclusive evidence. in the regions and suburbs of damascus there is not conclusive evidence that the chemical weapon attack were perpetrated by a horrible attack regime. the obama administration has made entirely clear that they wi
's been used by the regan administration, by george h.w bush, by the clinton administration. they almost never work and are almost counter protective. you rattle the cage of what is already a caged animal, angry animal and wind up with more terrorism and action on the ground. i think another point that he made that is very important is that bashar al-assad probably feels he's in control. i don't think we can dismuss the possibility he carried out this chemical attack not in spite of the american warnings but because of the american warnings knowing the response would be very limited and that by his terms, the american image would be one of inadequate si. >> it's impossible to escape the spector of i rock. >> everybody is looking at it through the lens of iraq or the -- russia looks through it. >> the shadow hangs over this but i think everybody overused iraq. there is more president. president obama could opt for and a good conclusion. look at kosovo in 1999 waged by a dove. i mean, bill clinton has never been viewed as a warrior. they went, we bombed for 78 days and destroyed the war ma
? joining me is george w. bush's security advisor and the former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and book author. welcome to both of you. bill richardson, how damaging is it potentially to president obama and his plans for military action in syria that the british government and british prime minister david cameron suffered a defeat in parliament with a clear will from the british people and many members of parliament not to take military action in syria? >> i think the president has to be very careful, and he is being careful. only 25% of the american people support military action in syria. secondly, we have to avoid the iraq war where there are no weapons of mass destruction so you have to have proof. thirdly, the president has to get a broad international coalition, other wise he hands a propaganda victory and assad can say very few countries support the united states with a strike. so i think he has to be deliberate on the military side that the strikes work to our advantage and to find ways to arm the rebels and destroy the command and control centers but at the u.n., too, i think even tho
. take it easy. >> next they all called the president george w. bush at the time so why are these men flip-floping now that they are the ones in charge. >> also tonight, you get to weigh in and select our video of the day. here is a sneak peak at the second possibility the number one rated king of late night that nbc is dumb enough to let go a second time. >> vice president joe biden said today that syria must be held accou accountable. unfortunately the obama administration has never employed an accountant so we don't know how to do that. in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms obph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess with cialis. side effects may include headache, upset stomach, delayed backache or muscle ache. to avoid long-term injury, seek i
the president george w. bush at the time so why are these men flip-floping now that they are the ones in charge. >> also tonight, you get to weigh in and select our video of the day. here is a sneak peak at the second possibility the number one rated king of late night that nbc is dumb enough to let go a second time. >> vice president joe biden said today that syria must be held fighting constipation by eating healthier, drinking plenty of water, but still not getting relief? try dulcolax laxative tablets. dulcolax is comfort-coated for gentle, over-night relief. dulcolax. predictable over-night relief you can count on. [ male announcer ] from the last day of school, back to the first. they're gonna make everything from posters to do it yourself tattoos. so make sure they've got the sharpies to make their mark. this week only get sharpie five packs for a dollar. staples has it. staples. that was easy. [ babies crying ] surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmission. [ coyote howls ] how about no more surprises? now
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totally critical of the unilateral as special of the george w.bush saying if we have to, we'll go it alone. >>> with france and turkey as well. what would be the objective? >> this the also something that's very interesting. the administration has made a total the objective of any military strike against syria and the objective of actually ending this now long-running civil war in the country. question is whether or not they can actually thread that needle. they basically want to send a signal t to bashar al asaad firt of all you're punished for using chemical weapons in violation of international law and we will deter you from doing it in the future. you can keep on fighting but have to do it conventional. >> will the u.s. military strike change the calculus in this revolution/civil war at all? >> i don't think it will. i don't think the administration wants to do so. i think there are many voices within the administration saying if the opposition -- it may be fragmented but -- >> my apologies we lost stewart. a senior fellow at the the council and foreign relations. in israel many people
under international law and unlikely to alter the course of the war. in contrast, george w. bush held his fire in an interview with brian kilmeade, sympathizing with his predicament. >> putting the military in harm's way is a tough thing for the president. >> reporter: they're demanding the president call both chambers back to session to debate this out. speaker boehner's office said they haven't ruled out such a move, it would also mean harry reid bringing his chamber back. officials say it is highly unlikely, which is why tonight it is in the president's hands. >> ed henry at the white house, thank you. the chief diplomat is running points on the case for battle at least in public. chief correspondent james rosen has that from the state department. >> some cite the risk of doing things, but we need to ask what is the risk of doing nothing? >> reporter: making the case for a narrowly tailored military action in syria, john kerry vowed the u.s. inciting intelligence as grounds for commencing mid east hostilities is not repeating in syria the mistakes of iraq. >> because we know there'
at two other instances in which an american president used force, in the case of george bush in iraq, he had a congressional authorization and one u.n. resolution. in syria he has, president obama has neither of those but i think the u.s. congress and many in the need yaw are saying, what about libya? i mean we went to war in libya without a congressional authorization. we spent one billion dollars. we had 220 tomahawk missile strikes, et cetera, et cetera. what do we have at the end of it? we have benghazi with dead american ambassador and three diplomats and a country not really controlled by its own government. are we any better off? so there is so much skepticism as lauren pointed out, within the media but it mostly is based on america's previous experiences using force projecting force, mostly on its own. jon: let me take you to the second part of that charles krauthamer column because he touches on some of those points that you just made, judy. he also wrote last year, mr. obama told us repeatedly that the tide of war is receding. this year he grandly declared that the entire war o
they did? george h.w. bush, because about 20 years later, a woman showed up to one of his rallies with a pistol in her purse, and they were doing something they had done for the last 20 years that they had not done the 200 years before then. they were checking purses, too, and they found that. then you say to yourself, maybe what we need, maybe what we need is a racial squeaky fromm, and you start searching through the history books, you find out we had one.in 1901. raise your hand if you remember who was president before theodore roosevelt. no one remembered.a few guys, thank you. put those guys on "jeopardy!" most people forget when roosevelt came into the administration he was vice president and was somewhat who is this guy, this showboat guy from -- fighting wars in cuba. hat elevated him was that he was a very popular vice president for a popular president. it was mckinley.he was killed just after he was reelected. he was at a pan-american exposition, a world's fair in new york state. president mckinley was working the rope line, and a man standing at point blank range at the
? former adviser president george w. bush, karl rove joins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening, how are you? >> i'm very well. tell me, what is the plan that some states, obviously not all the states have to in some way impede or at least avoid obama care? >> well, everybody i think, a lot of people know about the previous efforts by states to say we're not going to participate in the expansion of medication. obama care expands the number on medicaid by about a third. it pays, the federal government picks up the tab for a number of years and then states get stuck with the tab. a number of states said we're not going to expand medicaid. the latest round involve the so-called navigators. the middle of august, the federal government let contracts involving hundreds of millions of dollars to states to hire so-called navigators. they're supposed to help people navigate the exchanges and buy insurance this fall starting october 1st. some states for example placed licensing restrictions on these people and some have said they can't undertake certain activities, for example in ohio, they're
decision a president will make. >> that was president george w. bush earlier today, talking for the first time about syria and about the difficult decision ahead of president obama as he weighs whether to take military action. good morning, everybody. i'm thomas roberts. >>> breaking news. president obama is meeting now as we speak with top advisers at the white house and if the president gives the green light to strike syria, he could end up doing it without congress and without america's steadfast a y ally. 8 in 10 said president obama should get congressional approval before any military strike. and some lawmakers say the president hasn't made the case. >> the constitution is very explicit on this. when you go to war, congress must authorize this. both the president and the vice president, once upon a time, before they became in power, understood this. >> the brsh aren't comiitish ar. headlines "the daily news." david cameron's stunning decision not to join the strike after a no vote by his parliament. >> have you spoken to president obama yet? have you apologized to him? >> i haven't
president george h w bush, defense secretary sounded a lot like president obama. in an interview with the post, aspen said what we are doing is sending a message against the people who were responsible for planning this operation. if anybody asks the same people to do it again, they will remember this message. and experts say this isn't about sending a message to syria at all. but to another american enemy right next door. >> it really is about the president's credibility when dealing with other countries. specifically iran. he has told iran that all options are on the table, including military options. to prevent them from gaining a nuclear weapon. if he lets it go in syria, the threat in iran is weakened. experts kept coming back with why now, when president obam ha has so clearly stated this is a red line. paul, thank you very much. it would seem after listening to those reports that if there was a plan, it has gone terribly wrong. what change was done before the sort of turn tide and began to talk about an attack. >> i think that spoke to their closest allies and i think perh
george bush on deck. >> brian: i just told him he looked good. he said he must have looked like hell before. he looks good now. guys, back to you. >> anna: 11 minutes after the hour. we have headlines. a developing story overnight. terrifying moments during the broncos game. crowds watched as a man fell from the escalator. he was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. good news, he was conscious. no word if alcohol was a factor. >>> also breaking late last night, police in north carolina issuing an amber alert for a little girl you're about to see after she was snatched from a car in a grocery store park lot. the one-year-old girl was inside a car at 9:00 o'clock last night at the food lion in high point, north carolina. moments ago, her grandmother made an emotional plea for her safe return. >> whoever took the vehicle, i'm not sure whether or not you are aware that the baby was in the car or not. once you figured it out, i just want her to be taken to a safe place. >> anna: the vehicle described as a 2003 white chevy suburban with north carolina license plates, bjx 1565. any
chief of staff to president george w. bush and a fox news contributor with us from his home in austin, texas. you wrote a piece in the wall street journal, i know you've got a white board, too, so i'll get you to explain it. you call it the un affordable careless act. actually, that was a great line by the headline writer, but my piece was about the unintended consequences of the bill. president obama never sold the affordable care act to the american people by saying, look, this is going to create more part-time jobs in the place of full-time jobs, and yet that's one of big consequences of the bill. if you take a look at it, under the affordable care act a full-time worker is defined as somebody who works as 30 hours or more a a week, and if you work 30 hours or more a week, your employer has to provide you with health insurance coverage. now, this encourages a disincentive to employ people over 30 hours. the number of people who are working 30-34 hours a week has dropped 146,500 on average a month. the number of people working 25-29 hours a week has risen 119,000 on average per mont
not made a decision yet, former president george w. bush is weighing in. >> the president has a tough decision to make and if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever backing him up. i was not a fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran and he made mischief. the president has to make a tough call. i know you are trying to suddenly rope me into the issues of the day. i refuse to be roped in. >> our chief political analyst gloria borger joins me from washington. you listened to secretary of state john kerry today. you heard the former president, reporters trying to ask questions of him. it's not a matter of what do we do about it, we be the united states? >> i think if you listened to the secretary of state, it was very clear that he believed he didn't need to wait for information from the weapons inspectors, from the united nations. he said very clearly that a u.n. investigators can't tell us anything we don't already know. and between the secretary of state and a background call that senior administration officials had with journalists, it's very clear they b
considering his criticism of the george w. bush administration in iraq which was not unilaterally either. i figure it would be difficult. they won't get any support at the united nations multilaterally. the chinese and russians won't supporting resolution for the use of force and others, the british and others have fallen away, not quite sure the french seem to be holding pretty strong right now but iran could still fall away from the administration so this is embarrassing for them and the painted themselves into a corner. this is as bad as putting down that red line that keeps disappearing and appearing and how many chemical attacks have we had since the president put down that red line. this is a policy in trouble. i agree with elizabeth. of having had the opportunity to read her report but what she's talking about we should have been doing two years ago, 100,000 deaths prior. i have been calling for the development of a force that the overthrow assad. democratic or western leaning force that could do this. the cia can do these things that they say assad will fall any day. the problem is
, george herbert walker bush was president of the united states, jim baker was secretary of state, and they debating going in driving saddam hussein from qu wait where back to baghdad. it won the support of 31 nations. it won the supportave democratic congress. it won the support of united nations, and it won the summit of the american people overwhelmingly. sp that is the way to do it. just because presidents have tried to short circuit it from grenada to iraq now to syria since, if anything that's a modeled for failure, judy. >> woodruff: should-- >> i would say, i'd be in favor of going to the congress. i do agree with that. i have no problem with that and i think this case is actually kind of similar to the iraq war of 1991 in that it was a clear violation of international norms. i'm not sure i'd want to wait for the whole process to play out before we did anything and the war powers act allows for this because that really does look like it delays our reaction so distantly from the atrocity. >> woodruff: but what about mark's point about having a-- more of a coalition, having
there were uncontrolled bureaucracies under george bush. it goes back to the thing we kind of started out with. the federal government is out of control. but it has been predicted by all of the historians that the republic would fail. the question is, how do we teach history, go back, every embrace the thing that made america great? and as i said earlier, i think we have to get in charge. i have been working for nine years to try to make a big difference. i have made a small difference. i worked every day trying to do things. i am convinced the only way we do that is half the state start exerting their temporary authority and reassessing -- [applause] -- changes to the constitution that restore federalism in the constitution. and so i think that is the way. you are frustrated. you want to see me in washington. asked my staff. as my wife. i want to pull my hair out. you know, i see two things. i see the constitution, and see what is happening to it. then i see grown men and women who know what the constitution says you don't care. that is what really makes me want to pull my hair out. they
to an attack on or threat to americans. bill clinton, george h.w. bush, ronald reagan. this would be different, would it not? >> no, i don't think so. i think when bill clinton got a nato agreement to attack serbia in the late 1990s because of the serbian attacks on cost so - so -- kosovo, that was another attack there there were no united states interests at stake, what's about to happen here. in both cases there was no chance the security council would agree to u.s. or nato action because of a russian veto. here are two clear cases this notion the u.s. can only act with the security council's approval or act militarily without it would violate the u.n. charter are wrong. >> ambassador bolton, thank you for standing by. we may come back to you in just a moment. we are awaiting the president's remarks. he is in the white house meeting with leaders in the baltic region. we were give an heads-up he would make remarks. here it is. >> everybody set up? obvious obviously, i'm very grateful to have my former presidents here as well as vice president. before i begin i want to say a few things about t
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